March 25, 2022
LÉVIS, QC, March 25, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - Davie Shipbuilding announced that CCGS Vincent Massey was floated out of the Champlain drydock today, representing another major milestone towards the commissioning of this medium class icebreaker (MIB) by Davie for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG).
The final phase of the conversion work on CCGS Vincent Massey will be completed whilst alongside Davie’s Murphy’s Quay.
Canada’s icebreaker is expected to be delivered to the CCG in Q3 this year. The CCGS Vincent Massey will join its two sister vessels, CCGS Captain Molly Kool and CCGS Jean Goodwill which are already providing vital icebreaking services in Canada.
“This is an important milestone for the MIB program. Current world events mean Canada’s need for a modern, versatile icebreaker fleet has never been greater, or more urgent. The MIB’s fill a strategic capability gap for our valued customer. The converted ships are a testimony to Davies’s ability to deliver complex, mission-critical projects when Canada needs them most,” said James Davies, President and Chief Executive Officer, Davie Shipbuilding Canada Inc.